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LCCT hops for the best, delays ‘Harvey’ until June


He’s not going to make it in time for Easter, but the wonderful rabbit will still appear at Las Cruces Community Theatre.

Actually, he won’t appear, but the play that bears his name, “Harvey,” will.

Because of the coronavirus ban on gatherings of more than 50 people, LCCT has decided to delay the opening of “Harvey” until June 5. It will run three weekends through June 21 at LCCT, 313 N. Main St. downtown.

As a result of that change, LCCT is cancelling its annual One Act Pay Festival and its planned production of “Nunsense.”

“Since ‘Nunsense’ is not even cast yet, we feel this is the best option for LCCT at this time,” said LCCT Board of Directors President Janet Beatty-Payne. “The Harvey cast has worked so hard to prepare that show and the costumes, props, set are all done and are fabulous! We want to honor their hard work by allowing ‘Harvey’ the chance to perform.”

“Harvey” will be the last show of LCCT’s 2019-20 season.

The production will star Las Cruces artist/actor/composer Bob Diven as Elwood P. Dowd. The cast also includes Lennie Brown, Alecks Rundell, Gorton Smith, Gina DeMondo, Erin Wendorf, Karen Buerdsell, Gale Fulte, Sarah Sayles and Nathan Harper. The show is directed by Gail Wheeler.

LCCT has already announced that the musical “Gypsy” will be the first show of its 58th season and will be performed Aug. 14-30. Season tickets are now available.

For more information, visit www.lcctnm.org.